Review: Shiver

Posted March 12, 2015 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Review: ShiverShiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1
Publisher: Scholastic (2009)
Hardcover (390 pages)
Via: Library
Rating:
Also by this author: The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves
Reading Challenges: Read 2015

Synopsis

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without.
Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

Find the book: Goodreads

I was blessed to have a school vacation day happen to fall the day after I got this book at the library. So I read the entire book that day though I highly doubt my students did any reading at all.

The story centers around Grace who had once been attacked by wolves and Sam, the wolf who saved her.

I really like this different take on werewolves. It kept me interested and turning the pages. I just could not put this book down.

As the story went on, Isabel kind of grew on me. Maybe I just love backstories but I would love to know more about Isabel and even Olivia as well.

Grace reminds me an awful lot of myself. She would rather spend a day curled up with a book than do something with her school friends. I hear her loud and clear with that.

Sam has a lot going on. He has a past that has a rather large impact on his life. To add to that, he’s struggling with the whole wolf thing. He is a character who could have been seriously messed up but he manages to hold it together, for the most part.

I had been debating this book for sometime and just decided to pick it up at the library. I am so glad that I did. It was a totally surprising read in a good way.


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